Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
All on the tour have been talking about finding time to Christmas shop after all the shows end. But not I. My family and loved ones have decided we'll take all our gift money and travel instead this year. I think its a great idea. It takes away all the stress of shopping and fighting the crowds, while still rewarding us for our year of hard (or not so hard) work. I do admit, however, as a kid, this idea wouldn't have gone over so well. As a kid, toys rule. As a kid I loved Super Nintendo, we had to rent one every so often though or play all night at a friends. My mom was heavily against Nintendo in our house. Said it'd turn our heads into spaghetti. My brother got away fine but I guess for me it sorta did.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I woke up really late today and was thrilled to find out we had driven out of the snow. Somehow I don't think we'll be able to dodge it for much longer... It's December in Canada.. Let's be real here.
Avoiding snow is good for this traveling circus; Rivers Cuomo case and point. Luckily everyone from the accident is recovering fine, but the invincibility I've been feeling as our tour bus hums down the road no longer exists. I'll sleep a little sounder as long as the white stuff stays off the road.
Jake from the Artist Life just showed me a little video clip he shot from the end of our set last night. Think it'd make a short n' sweet little video blog... I'll post it here in the next day or so.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Nathan & M. Wise are at a radio station around the corner doing an acoustic performance of Change For You. Kirsh and I are wasting all sorts of time on the internet...
I think I gotta go take a nap... Had a hard time sleeping last night for some reason. There's something cozy and completely claustrophobic about the bunks on the bus. Last night must have been more claustrophobic than cozy...
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Soon we’ll be heading back to Ontario, with a stop in Montreal, and then out West. This country of ours is pretty damn big! Right now I’m sitting on our tour bus killing some time before tonight’s show. Daenen is playing Tiger Woods 2010 Golf on Xbox. 2010 hasn’t even arrived yet. Those video gamers are on it!
- M. Wise
P.S. We've added a matinee show in Hamilton due to overwhelming demand. 1pm for Matinee, 7pm sold out. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Currently sitting back stage in Moncton and the Envy is about to go on. Izzy has an unparalleled ability to take a long time doing anything. Lunch stop, getting suited up for show, setting up dru.... you get the idea. Still gotta love him though.
Nathan was just playing some piano (there's one in the dressing room tonight). Doing our best to continue being creative while we're gallivanting around. Personally, I'm really excited to get back and go into the studio to work on some new songs. We've been playing a new one at the beginning of the set that's been going over well. If you've been to one of the shows thus far, tell us what you think of it.
Gotta go wake up Mike and Mike... Power nap time is ova.
P.S. Just posted some new photos. Check 'em out.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Were now 6 shows into the tour, its been getting better and better each night, last nights show in Ottawa was a definite high. You guys sincerely know how to make a performer feel at home. Love.
Today is a day off, all of us secretly enjoy these, because they give us a moment to catch our breath and get ourselves back together. I think the plan is to go see "This Is It" today w MJ, I can't wait for the inspiration. There really is no one today who IS music the way that Michael Jackson was. He was an absolute prodigy and legend and we were all so lucky to be able to save what he's left behind. You know how NASA has put together packages before with information on our race and sent them into the universe? I've heard the packages include videos, music, and writings to help a creature learn about us should they stumble across it. Undoubtedly, that music should be Thriller. No record has ever touched all of us quite the same. I think what I've always appreciated about his art, and him as an artist, the most is how he has always been so "human". Never above.
I truly believe that the best art (and the only art worth creating) comes from your own heart and soul as a "human". Being a child, being in awe. Giving in to that spark of inspiration we sometimes get. Realizing that we are fragile and mortal. The only thing that is special within us is our humaneness. We each have a part of us that only we, unique, can leave behind.
So, as artists, we strive to inject our humaneness into our work because only then can it become an entity on its own. That's what all true and good art does. It breathes without us, the artists. I strive to do this everyday. Deep down I know if I succeed, the entity I create is far more powerful than I, Nathan, could ever be.
Michael Jackson succeeded.
See you all in Fredericton tomorrow.
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
Friday, November 13, 2009
And so the circus travels on down the highway from one city to the next. I never thought being a carny would a) be my job and b) that I would love it so damn much.
"step right up, the midway is rolling through a town near you."
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Nathan here. Just wanted to send along a note from the van.
Its 2:40pm and I'm traveling with half of Midway (Daenen and Mike Kirsh are in the second van) and half of the Envy. We're on the highway from the southern part of our country up a little to Kitchener, ON for the second show on this tour. Just stopped for gas and downed a pink grapefruit cocktail, one of the smallest pleasures in my life.
Its crazy how close you become with the guys you tour with, its not like you have a choice, but you just relate so hard to the other guys on the road. Its a weird life style that we've chosen, being away from home, away from a regular schedule, away from reality. Sometimes I feel crazy, good crazy, but naturally, I relate to the other crazy people around me. Right now the conversation is about "pimsleur" (google that)
Last nights show was mayhem, 4 bands, 18 players, 23 people on this tour in total I think. Needless to say, we had a lot of kinks to work out for the show in general. Thanks to Windsor for being such gracious guinea pigs, we owe you an "end of tour" show one of these days soon ;)
Were home for Monday Tuesday and Wednesday this week and so we're going into the studio to work on a new track before we pick up the bus and leave for the long haul. (Especially excited for the bus, this is our first time in a real fancy tour bus. I hear there's a personal TV/satellite in each of our bunks and wireless internet- cooool, ima send pics when we get it)
Anyways guys, speak soon. Keep in touch via twitter @nathan_midway
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Nov. 7th - Windsor, On
Nov. 8th - Kitchener, On
Nov. 12th - London, On
Nov. 13th - St. Catharines, On
Nov. 14th - North Bay, On
Nov. 15th - Ottawa, On
Nov. 17th - Fredericton, Nb
Nov. 18th - Riverview, Nb
Nov. 19th - Membertou, Ns
Nov. 21st - Halifax, Ns
Nov. 22nd - Truro, Ns
Nov. 25th - Montreal, Qc
Nov. 26th - Belleville, On
Nov. 27th - Cobourg, On
Dec. 1st - Winnipeg, Mb
Dec. 2nd - Humboldt, Sk
Dec. 3rd - Edmonton, Ab
Dec. 6th - Prince George, Bc
Dec. 9th - Vancouver, Bc
Dec. 11th - Calgary, Ab
Dec. 12th - Red Deer, Ab
Dec. 13th - Regina, Sk
Dec. 16th - Thunder Bay, On
Dec. 19th - Toronto, On
Dec. 20th - Hamilton, On
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
There are some upcoming shows we've just posted we'd love to share with you.
July 11th Ottawa (Bluesfest), August 1st in Toronto, August 6th Calgary (World Water Skit Championships), August 9th Collingwood (Wakestock).
You can click on each one to be taken to the Facebook event.
Hope to see you there.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Having been our first awards we couldn't have imagined that we'd take home one piece of hardware, let alone two.
We can't thank all of you enough, especially since it was you who voted us your favourite new artist; but from the bottom of our hearts - thank you.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The full list of nominees for this years MuchMusic video awards has been announced and its our pleasure to tell you we've been nominated for three.
Cinematographer of the Year for Change For You, Indie Video of the Year for Never Again, and Favourite New Artist (who wins this one is voted by you).
For a full list of the awards and nominees click here.
Tune in or get wristbands to watch the show in the flesh on June 21st.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It's our pleasure to tell you that we're nominated for Favourite New Artist at this year's MuchMusic Video Awards.
The cool part is that whether or not we win is up to you guys. Check out Much here for more info.
Hope to see you all on June 21st, and if you can't make it be sure to tune in.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
We're going to be playing two shows on the same day up in the Village at Blue.
On Saturday May 2nd two shows are happening; one at 5pm (all ages) and one at 8pm (19+) both at Rusty's (formerly Indian Motorcycle).
Click here for all ages tickets | Click here for the evening 19+ tickets
We're looking forward to our first home town show in a while! See ya then.